London, UK -- Burma Human Rights Network is appalled by a leaked report from ASEAN’s Emergency Response and Assessment Team which predicted an easy process returning 500, 000 Rohingya to Burma in the next two years and downplayed the severity of abuses carried out by Burmese security forces against the minority. While most Rohingya are extremely apprehensive to return to Burma without assurances and mechanisms to protect their rights and safety, the team failed to take this into account. The report does not seem to have consulted with any Rohingya leaders or organizations, despite their being the key stakeholders.
“ASEAN should be playing a key role in advancing human rights and protecting the life and dignity of minorities living in member states, but instead they have covered for the crimes of Burma in this report and vastly underestimated the obstacles which face safe and equitable repatriation of the Rohingya to Burma. It is a clear failure of duty by the organization, seemingly done to protect a member state instead of holding them to an appropriate standard and most importantly ASEAN has failed to protect its population (Rohingya) from Genocide,” said BHRN’s Executive Director, Kyaw Win.
London, UK -- Burma Human Rights Network remains extremely alarmed by the number of civilian casualties and injuries suffered by members of various ethnic groups in the areas of conflict between the Burmese Army and the ethnic armed group, the Arakan Army. Civilians have been killed or maimed by guns, landmines, and artillery shells with near silence from the international community. Among those casualties are Rakhine, Rohingya and Chin civilians. As of now, nearly 40, 000 civilians in Rakhine have been displaced due to this conflict.
“The fighting between the Burmese Army and the Arakan Army has significantly harmed the communities of all ethnic groups living in the region. As minorities their lives are too often treated as less valuable to the military. It is imperative that Rohingya and Rakhine can achieve some unity now to amplify their voices to call for peace and that the international community acts to help them do so,” said BHRN Executive Director Kyaw Win.
The early release of the seven soldiers involved in the Inn Din Massacre against Rohingya civilians, Burma again shows its disregard for human rights, truth, and accountability. While the Burmese Government and Military attempt to convince the world that they are capable of holding themselves accountable, they have repeatedly failed to demonstrate even the slightest understanding of justice or the value of human life of ethnic and religious minorities.
လူနည္းစု ဘာသာ၀င္ကို ေခ်မႈန္းပစ္မယ့္အေၾကာင္း အမုန္းစကားေျပာဆိုမႈ ကို အေရးယူရန္ ေတာင္းဆို
1. BHRN strongly condemns a comment made by a pro-nationalist writer at a rally held in support of the constitutional article 59 (f), as we believes it could trigger hatred against the members of minority religions.
(၁) ဖြဲ႕စည္းပုံအေျခခံဥပေဒပါ ပုဒ္မ ၅၉(စ) ေထက္ခံပြဲတြင္ အမ်ိဳးသားေရး၀ါဒီတစ္ဦးက လူနည္းစုဘာသာ၀င္မ်ားကို အမႈန္႔ျဖစ္ေအာင္ ေခ်မႈန္းပစ္မယ့္အေၾကာင္း အမုန္းစကားလႈံ႕ေဆာ္မႈကို BHRN အေနျဖင့္ ျပင္းထန္စြာ ကန္႔ကြက္ လိုက္ပါသည္။
2. U Aung Kyaw Hsan said during the speech at the rally held in front of the Yangon City Hall on 5 May that he would ravage the members of the minority religions.
(၂) ေမလ ၅ ရက္ေန႔က ရန္ကုန္ၿမိဳ႕ေတာ္ခန္းမေရွ႕တြင္က်င္းပေသာ အဆုိပါ ေထာက္ခံပြဲ၌ အမ်ိဳးသားေရး စာေရးဆရာ ဦးေအာင္ေက်ာ္ဆန္း က ယင္းကဲ့သုိ႔ ေဟာေျပာခဲ့ျခင္းျဖစ္သည္။
အစိုးရတစ္ရပ္တည္းက ေထာင္လည္းခ်၊ လြတ္ျငိမ္းလည္းေပး
24 April 2019, London, UK – Burmese Muslims and ethnic Rohingya were among those missing from the more than 9,000 prisoners pardoned last week by Burma’s President Win Myint to mark the annual Thingyan festival.
၂၀၁၉၊ ဧၿပီ ၂၄။ လန္ဒန္၊ ယူေက။ သႀကၤန္ႏွစ္သစ္ကူးအထိမ္းအမွတ္အေနျဖင့္ ျမန္မာႏုိင္ငံေတာ္သမၼတဦး၀င္းျမင့္၏ ျပစ္ဒဏ္လြတ္ျငိမ္း သက္သာခြင့္ေပးခဲ့ေသာ အက်ဥ္းသား ၉၀၀၀ေက်ာ္တြင္ ျမန္မာမြတ္စလင္မ်ားႏွင့္ ရိုဟင္ဂ်ာလူမ်ိဳးမ်ား ပါ၀င္ျခင္းမရွိေၾကာင္း ေတြ႕ရသည္။
The Burmese government regularly grants pardons—not to be confused with amnesty—to coincide with the Buddhist New Year, largely to those serving sentences for minor drug offenses. Only two political prisoners were sent home this year, according to the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners and multiple media reports. There are hundreds remaining behind bars.
ျမန္မာအစိုးရအေနျဖင့္ ဗုဒၶဘာသာႏွစ္သစ္ကူးႏွင့္တိုက္ဆိုင္ၿပီး မူးယစ္ေဆးမႈျဖင့္အက်ဥ္းက်ေနသူ အက်ဥ္းသားအမ်ားအျပားကုိ လြတ္ျငိမ္းသက္သာခြင့္ေပးေလ့ရွိသည္။ ယခုႏွစ္တြင္ ႏိုင္ငံေရး အက်ဥ္းသား ၂ ဦးသာ အိမ္ျပန္လာႏုိင္ခဲ့ေၾကာင္းႏွင့္ ရာႏွင့္ခ်ီေသာ ႏိုင္ငံေရးသမားမ်ား က်န္ရွိေနေသး ေၾကာင္း ႏိုင္ငံေရးအက်ဥ္းသားမ်ား ကူညီေစာင့္ေရွာက္ေရးအဖြဲ႕(AAPP)ႏွင့္ မီဒီယာမ်ား၏ ေဖာ္ျပ ခ်က္အရ သိရသည္။